[toc]One cannot really prevent allergies as they choose to attack and stay with you unannounced. You only realize their presence when they have caused some frequent harm to you. Allergies can be really harmful to live with as they limit you and your lifestyle.
There are places you must avoid, foods you must give up and also a lifelong of tablets that you must gulp. Not to forget the side effects the medicines can have and thus lead to another set of problems. Fortunately, there are many ways to tackle allergies without using medicines. Here are some of them.
Various Ways To Get Rid Of Allergies
Netipots have been used to flush out allergens and irritants from our body system for centuries. A netipot is a small utensil shaped like Aladdin’s lamp. Prepare a saline solution by combining distilled water with 3 teaspoons of non-iodized salt along with a teaspoon of baking soda.
Pour some of this solution into a netipot and pour it down one nostril. Allow the solution to drain out from the other nostril. Along with the solution, allergens too find an exit. Repeat this practice regularly until you find relief.
Clearing your nasal passage of allergens is extremely important and this can be successfully achieved with the help of steam. You can make your own steam at home using different essential oils. Take a saucepan and fill it with water. Bring it to a boil and then take it off the stove.
Now, add 3 drops of rosemary oil, 2 drops of tea tree oil, 3 drops of eucalyptus oil and 2 drops of myrtle oil. Then take a towel and cover your head along with the pan. Inhale the steam for around 10 minutes. Be careful not to go very close to the saucepan as the steam may burn your skin. Repeat this process twice daily.
Many allergies are caused due to pollen and so immunizing you against pollen can really help. Honey is prepared when bees transfer pollen grains from flowers to their comb, thus eating pure local honey inoculates you from the effects of pollen. Also, eating honey keeps you happy and fit.
Eucalyptus oil clears your nasal passage and sinuses with its strong aroma. It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help get rid of allergens and irritants. The oil is best inhaled as steam.
So you can either put some drops in a pot of boiling water and inhale its menthol like the smell or pour some on the bathroom floor as you soak in a hot shower. Be careful to not apply it directly on your skin or swallow it as it is toxic in nature and can lead to serious consequences.
Various flavours of tea work differently on treating your allergies. The steam from the tea opens up your nasal passage but drinking it helps clear it big time. Green tea contains compounds that do not only have anti-oxidant properties, but also inhibits allergic reactions.
Pepper mint tea contains menthol that breaks up mucus and helps it clear out from the nose and the throat. However, teas should be chosen carefully as they should not aggravate the allergy even more instead of relieving it.